Varun Aaron had said he was looking for a county stint © Getty Images
Varun Aaron had said he was looking for a county stint © Getty Images

Sep 5, 2014

Varun Aaron, the Indian fast-bowler has joined Durham in county cricket. Aaron impressed during the recent Test series between India and England with his pace and had subsequently said that he wanted to play county cricket. Aaron becomes the second Indian this summer to join a county after Cheteshwar Pujara joined Derbyshire.

Durham County Cricket Club’s official website quoted Aaron, “It’s an honour for me to play for Durham” said the 24-year-old. I’ve always wanted to play county cricket in the UK and am looking to play next season. However, I am happy that the opportunity has come sooner and I look forward to joining the rest of the team.”

Aaron will now be up for two county championship matches, which would be played against Warwickshire and Northamptonshire. The opportunity for Aaron came by as John Hastings, the Australian all-rounder will leave for the Champions League T20 2014, where he will be representing Chennai Super Kings.